Zero hours contracts

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They are all over the news at the moment… they have become widespread in recent years, possibly due to the, dare I say the R word? Single, double, triple dip recession! But what exactly do they mean for employers and employees? What are they? What is all the fuss about?!

The CIPD has recently published a fact sheet on Zero Hours Contracts following a report into their use in the UK in 2013. If you are wondering exactly what a Zero Hours Contract means, the official definition is as follows:-

‘an agreement between two parties that one may be asked to perform work for the other but there is no set minimum number of hours. The contract will provide what pay the individual will get if he or she does work and will deal with the circumstances in which work may be offered (and, possibly, turned down).’

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